Thank you and others for posting the numerous great photos. A nice 1915 touring. Note there is “NO” horn button on the steering column so a 1915 or a first month or two 1916 [model year started in Aug]. As of Oct 16, 1915 the electric horn was specified for all 1916 USA cars.
OCT 16, 1915 Acc. 575, Box 19, Ford Archives
Electric horns specified for all 1916 cars.
I think the top of the “horn bulb” is just peaking up above the top of driver’s false door just behind the “false hinge line.”
Note also the light colored wheels and also apparently the axles. One way to brighten up your Ford. I would suspect owner applied or the owner paid someone to apply the lighter color.
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Also appears to have a set of four shocks all the way around.
Ken in Texas
Aren't those the shocks that are supposed to be dangerous?
Good observations. The running board also seems to be a lighter color too.
The lighter colored running boards are most likely battleship linoleum accessory's.
Here's a link to a fact sheet on battleship linoleum you might find interesting.
Jay, that is great info on linoleum. You may know of the fellow in Illinois that still sells burlap backed linoleum in several colors. He imports it from the Netherlands I believe. I have used it in two vehicles and it wears very well.
I think the running boards in this photo were painted because the color continues over the sides. Linoleum would have been flat and had Brass or Aluminum molding on the sides.
It certainly is a great photo.
looks like mom and sis in the backseat, neither look too thrilled!
Hap I just read in that encyclopedia thing on Jan 23, 1915 they specified to use 10,000 horns..then talk about the wiring and switch hardware on Jan. 30
My '15 has a magneto horn on it. Eng. # 888xxx
I think Pop got carried away with some gray paint. The wheels are the same color as the running board, and I think I can see some of the diamonds on that running board, which rules out linoleum.
Richard, Your right, I enlarged the photo and the running boards appear to be painted, good eye!
Is this the same guy with a newer car? He likes those KW shocks.
The battle axe got sent to the backseat, tho...